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New film, Raça (race), presents blacks as the central theme in the fight for racial equality and makes history in Brazilian cinema


Film produced by Joel Zito Araújo is in theaters all over Brazil. (See trailer, with English subtitles and a description at bottom of article) Please see the blog’s original coverage … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Trajectory of the documentary “Raça” features three black personalities in the struggle for racial equality


Note from BW of Brazil: The BW of Brazil blog has featured the work and opinions of filmmaker Joel Zito Araújo in a number of posts. He is the the most … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Revisiting the triumph and controversy surrounding the film Filhas do Vento, the first Brazilian film made with a majority black cast and black director – Part 3


Filhas do Vento – The challenges and triumph Note: This is the third and final part of this three part series; see part 1 and part 2 Directing a cast full of well-known … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Revisiting the triumph and controversy surrounding the film Filhas do Vento, the first Brazilian film made with a majority black cast and black director – Part 2


  Filhas do Vento – “Where are the white people?” – The reaction  Revisiting the triumph and controversy surrounding the film Filhas do Vento, the first Brazilian film made with … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Revisiting the triumph and controversy surrounding the film Filhas do Vento, the first Brazilian film made with a majority black cast and black director – Part 1


Filhas do Vento DVD cover For today’s post and those of the next few days, I wanted to discuss Filhas do Vento, a 2004 film directed by Joel Zito Araújo. Now I’m … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Brazil’s top TV network, Globo, simultaneously airing three productions with prominent presence of black actors


Camila Pitanga and Lázaro Ramos, protagonists of Lado a Lado  “A carne mais barata do mercado é a carne negra.” (“The cheapest meat in the market is the dark meat.”) – … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

TV series Subúrbia, featuring a 90% black cast, being hailed as groundbreaking for Brazilian television


Series promises to be a landmark for Brazilian TV       With the presence of almost the entire cast of over 40 people and director Luiz Fernando Carvalho, the … Continue reading

October 21, 2012 · 1 Comment